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Burkhart’s entertainers say bar’s racism runs deeper than owners

Performers who quit Burkhart's made it clear during a public forum they won't return unless the bar is swept clean of owners and managers who they say put in place racist policies and show little appreciation for them.

New owners of former Burkhart’s pick name, set opening date

The new owners of the once-popular Burkhart’s Pub picked the bar's new name. They also set an opening date, and confirmed renovation details as well as the return of the drag troupe the Armorettes.

Oscar’s owners buy Burkhart’s, plan renovations and return to drag

The home of once-popular Burkhart's Pub will soon re-open with new owners and a fresh take on a two-story space that has served gay Atlanta nightlife for decades.

Burkhart’s closes in wake of racist social media controversy

After weeks of controversy over racist social media posts, Burkhart's closed its doors for good on Sunday and ended a decades-long run as a popular Midtown gay and drag bar.

Ex Burkhart’s entertainers launch Queens United, plan benefit shows

Former entertainers at Burkhart's have formed Queens United to combat inequality in gay Atlanta nightlife and scheduled a series of benefit shows to raise funds to support themselves since quitting the bar in protest over racist social media posts.

Burkhart’s scandal prompts pub crawl of black LGBTQ-owned bars

LGBTQ civic activists – in the wake of the controversy at Burkhart's over racist social media posts – have responded with a bar and lounge crawl on Saturday celebrating black, LGBTQ-owned businesses.

Former Jungle owner considers buying Burkhart’s

As Burkhart's scrambles to contain a controversy over racist social media posts and a mass resignation of its entertainers, the bar's owners are exploring a potential sale to the former owner of Jungle.

Entertainers quit Burkhart’s over racist social media posts

The entertainers who perform in the weekly schedule of drag shows at Burkhart's resigned on Thursday, just days after the popular Midtown gay bar became embroiled in controversy over racist social media posts.

Midtown Moon makes it official with grand opening party

The evolution of LGBTQ Atlanta nightlife continued on Saturday with the grand opening of Midtown Moon, the venue that took over the space that was once home to Burkhart's.

LGBTQ Atlanta gets first look at Midtown Moon during soft opening

A new chapter in LGBTQ Atlanta nightlife began on Tuesday as Midtown Moon hosted a soft opening for the venue taking over the space that was once home to Burkhart's.
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